Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Free Printable Snowman Countdown to Christmas

First, I want to apologize that this is coming a few days late. Honestly, I had completely forgotten that I wanted to make this with the kids, and then when I remembered, I realized that I was going to have to create something to make it easy for everyone else to make one too.  We first came across the idea for the Countdown to Santa Snowman at Kirklands and my son fell in love with it.  Being the frugal crafty mom that I am, I figured we could probably make a kid-friendly version ourselves and promptly forgot about it...until last weekend when my son asked me if we were going to make them!


For this project, we used:
Countdown to Christmas Snowman printable
Paper Plate (you could also just print them on card stock)
brass brads
markers
construction paper
various craft materials for decorating
scissors and glue

First, the kids colored their scarves and we cut out all the pieces for our snowmen.  My older boys were able to do this on their own when they made theirs, but I assisted the Daycare kids with their cutting.

The printable includes a top hat, but I traced it onto black construction paper and let the kids decorate their hats with buttons, feathers, and foam pieces.

Then, we began assembling our snowmen by gluing the face onto the paper plate and attaching the nose with a brad.  This part requires an adult as I used a knife to poke a hole through the plate first before inserting the brad.

Now, each of the kids has their own personal countdown and we get to reinforce counting skills all month long!

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5 comments:

  1. cute! we just made a paper chain. I'm pinning this idea for later though!

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  2. I like the snowman countdown calendar-very clever!

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  3. Thank you so much for stopping by our FB Playful Preschool Share day. What a fantastic activity that combines crafting and math. I have shared a link back to this post here http://theeducatorsspinonit.blogspot.com/2013/12/preschool-reindeer-crafts-and-learning.html

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  4. Oh my goodness, how cute is that!!

    Pinning it!

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